IDF Response to Rockets Fired at Israel, 6 Feb 2009, 12:32 IST

February 6th, 2009

IDF Response to Rockets Fired at Israel Today

In response to the barrage of Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles fired at Israel in recent days, the Israel Air Force attacked a number of targets in the southern Gaza Strip a short while ago.

Two Qassam rockets were launched at Israel this morning. Over thirty Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles were fired at Israel since the holding of fire began.

On Thursday evening, an infiltration attempt wad thwarted on the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. An IDF force identified a suspicious man approaching the fence and entered the area, beginning the regular rules of engagement. The terror operative then drew a hand grenade from his bad forcing the soldiers to open fire. The grenade he was holding exploded and the man was killed.

The targets of the air strike included four smuggling tunnels and a weapons storage facility. Secondary explosions were seen following a number of the attacks.

As the sole authority in the Gaza Strip, Hamas bears full responsibility for all the terror activities originating within its area of control.

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